Wes Blake is a writer from Kentucky. His work has appeared in Louisiana Literature Journal, Fiction Southeast, Blood & Bourbon, White Wall Review, Jelly Bucket, Arkansan Review, Route 7 Review, Knot Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Shark Reef, and Level: Deep South.
His novel, Antenna, was a semifinalist for a book prize from the University of New Orleans Press; the book also received the Outstanding Graduate Project Award from Eastern Kentucky University. He’s working on a novella-in-flash. Currently, he’s seeking representation for his novel, Antenna, and his creative nonfiction collection, Down And Out In Some Place You’ve Never Heard Of.
Wes holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio, and he received his BA in English from the University of Kentucky. He studied writing under Gurney Norman, James Baker Hall, Julie Hensley, R. Dean Johnson, Derek Nikitas, Young Smith, Stefan Kiesbye, Denis Johnson, and Mary Gaitskill.
He has written obituaries, worked in a Cajun restaurant, sold advertising, and taught writing to high school and college students. He lives in Kentucky with his wife and cats.